Photo of Pvt. Virgil M. Hanks, Jr. in uniform holding camera

Dublin Core

Title

Photo of Pvt. Virgil M. Hanks, Jr. in uniform holding camera

Subject

WWII
World War II
Marine Corps
Decatur, IL.

Description

Herald and Review Library; Hanks, Pvt. Virgil M., Jr. Article on back of photo; "Pvt. Virgil M. Hanks, Jr.; Pvt. Virgil M. Hanks, son of Mrs. Marie Hanks, 425 West Eldorado street, was recently appointed a public relations staff photographer at the Marine Corps base at San Diego. He enlisted in the marines in August, and finished 'boot camp' several weeks ago, winning expert honors in rifle, bayonet and pistol." "Just a year ago, newspapers throughout the country were featuring pictures of marine combat actions on Bougainville. Sgt. Virgil M. Hanks, marine combat photographer and a Decatur resident, took many of those pictures. Sergeant Hanks, a slender, blond young man now 23 years old, is home on leave, visiting his mother, Mrs. Marie Hanks, 326 West North street. Six months of this last year he has spent in hospitals 'sweating it out' with malaria which he contracted on Guadalcanal."

Creator

Marine Corp Photo

Source

San Diego, Calif

Publisher

Decatur Public Library, Decatur, IL.

Date

10/14/1942

Contributor

Decatur Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

unknown

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

photograph

Identifier

AF312

Coverage

World War II

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

photograph

Physical Dimensions

8 x 10"

Files

AF312-WWII_HANKS, VIRGIL M, JR,10-14-1942.jpg

Citation

Marine Corp Photo, “Photo of Pvt. Virgil M. Hanks, Jr. in uniform holding camera,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed April 10, 2020, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/428.